Sonke Gender Justice concerned that Manana is still an MP

Mduduzi Manana resigned as a deputy minister after admitting to assaulting Mandisa Duma and another woman at a Fourways nightclub.

FILE: Former Deputy Higher Education Minister Mduduzi Manana. Picture: Thando Kubheka/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The Sonke Gender Justice movement says while it welcomes the resignation of deputy higher education minister Mduduzi Manana, it is concerned that he still remains a Member of Parliament.

Manana resigned on Saturday after admitting to assaulting Mandisa Duma and another woman at a Fourways nightclub earlier this month.

He’s currently out on R5,000 bail after appearing briefly in the Randburg Magistrates Court.

The Sonke Gender Justice movement says the criminal case against manana must continue and he should not hold any position of power.

The movement's Bafana Khumalo said “We welcome the resignation but wish he would have done it earlier. He took quite a while to make up his mind even after he had admitted that what he did was wrong. We certainly would have loved for him to resign as a Member of Parliament.”

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